Monday 31 December 2018

And even MORE from the new Stamping Bella release...

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back yet again with more cards using the fabulous new images from Stamping Bella that were released last week.

Today's first card uses Simone Loves Strawberries....  but I turned my strawberries into pink chocolate truffles...  I could almost taste them as I coloured them - my mouth was watering!

I made a shaker card using the Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover Die..  and used the sentiment inside one of the windows.  Believe it or not, the sentiment is centred, but because of the angle of the photograph, it appears not to be!

Then for my second make, I used the fabulous Curvy Girl With Good Balance - isn't she just fabulous there balancing on her scales??  I think I'll be doing a bit of that in the near future, as, like all of us, I've eaten lots over Christmas.

Hope you like my makes today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and the Sistahood Facebook page for more inspiration.  And if you're really quick - you can still get 20% discount store wide at Stamping Bella!  But the offer ends 1 January.

Now - I'd just like to wish you all a wonderful New Year - and to thank you for all the comments and love you've left for me this year...  I enjoy reading each and every one - they provide me with so much encouragement!

Big Hugs

Saturday 29 December 2018

More Stamping Bella New Release...

Hi Again...

Yes I'm back again!!  I dunno....... I'm quiet for a whole month, then you can't get rid of me!   But I'm here for a good reason.....  I have more Stamping Bella loveliness to share.....  with two more fabulous images from the awesome new release.

The first is perfect for a new baby card..  of course, I had to use my favourite pink for this creation........ well, I just HAD to! LOL!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby (cut-it-out die also available)
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames, Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares, 
MFT Blueprints 3 for sentiment strip
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Terracotta E30/31/33/35/37
Greens - YG17/05/25 G14
Flowers R81/83/85 BV01
Sequins and Glitter

My next card is another that features a baby... this time sitting cosily in the centre of a peony..... isn't she just the cutest??? 

I'm really into shaker cards at the moment, so I created a large frame for this one, and added plenty of sequins.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Long Stemmed Baby Peony (cut-it-out die also available)
Die - Mama Elephant Frames Tags
Paper - Doodlebug Design Hello 
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV63/55/66/19
Greens - YG25/67
Skin - E000/00/11

Hope you like my makes today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog or Facebook page for more inspiration.  And don't forget, there's still a 20% discount store-wide until 1 January!!!

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Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday 28 December 2018

Stamping Bella Top Ten of 2018 - BIG PRIZES TOO!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm here with my favourite Top Ten Stamping Bella makes from 2018.  Believe me - it was sooooooo difficult to choose just 10 - as I love each and every image that is released...  but choose I had to!

Now...  the REALLY EXCITING NEWS is that Stamping Bella is also giving away some amazing PRIZES to celebrate our Top Tens...  There are TWO $50 STORE VOUCHERS to be won (wooo hoooo!!!) - the winners will be picked at random from the comments left on the DT blogs...  so all you have to do is pop along to each of the Babes' blogs and leave a little love on their Top Ten post!  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy...

So here's the rest of my Top Ten...  hope they're your favourites too!

Phew!!  That's the choosing over...  but shhhhhhhh, don't tell Edna that she's not made it this time....  

So........  if you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE - you'll find links to all of the lovely Babes and more details of the prizes...  or I've listed the babes below to give you that extra bit of help.

Christineabella (me!)

So what are you waiting for??!!  Make sure to leave a little love on each of the Babes' blogs to be in with more chances of winning a $50 Stamping Bella Store Voucher!!  The winners will be drawn on 4 January so you have plenty of time! 

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I'll be back tomorrow to share another of the AWESOME NEW RELEASE too.... and don't forget, there's still 20% discount STOREWIDE at Stamping Bella until January 1st!


Thursday 27 December 2018

Curvy Girl!

Hello Lovelies...

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season..  we were very lucky to have all the family with us to celebrate..  and even though I'm not totally back to 100% healthwise, I LOVED having them here!

Now - have you seen the brand new gorgeous stamps from Stamping Bella that were released yesterday?? They really are amazing and I love each and every one.  There is a fabulous new character - Curvy Girl - she is awesome!

Now you may wonder why my photos aren't as clear as usual.... well, it's to try to combat some copying that's going on by unscrupulous companies that are stealing artwork....  but be sure, when you order genuine Stamping Bella Rubber Stamps from the official suppliers - you are getting the very best there is and that your stamps will provide years and years of perfection in stamping!

The other thing to mention - OK SHOUT - it that until January 1st, you can get 20% off the whole store at Stamping Bella.....  INCLUDING the fabulous new release!  So what are you waiting for???? Click on the image below to go straight there!

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I'll be back tomorrow...

Big crafty hugs

Sunday 23 December 2018

Happy Christmas!!!

Hi Lovelies...

OK, I'm back... not quite up to full strength yet as the operation I had took more getting over than I thought it would.  But I did manage to do a little colouring this week..  and here's the result.

This Santa is a freebie from Create a Smile Stamps - he's a joy to colour.  I've got to credit the lovely Anita Madden for the design inspiration as my mojo has taken a holiday, so thanks Anita!

And.... I had been meaning to make these Christmas gnomes for a little while, so I did a bit of pom-pom making while I've been recuperating - I love how they turned out!  A very simple small white pom-pom, a scrap of felt, a wooden bead for the nose, and little tiny woollen bobbles for the top of their hats...  done! 

Thank you all for visiting my blog over this last year and leaving me such lovely comments....  each and every one is appreciated. 

Now - I'd love to wish you and your families a very, very Happy Christmas - and here's to a wonderful 2019! 

Big Crafty Hugs...

Friday 30 November 2018

Santa is on his way....

Hi Peeps...

A real quickie from me today because as most of you know, I've been in hospital (and maybe still am as I'm scheduling this post!) 

But I couldn't let Bellarific Friday go by without making a quick card using the fabulous Santa Sleigh Silhouette from Stamping Bella.

I masked a strip and blended some Distress Inks to give the night sky, also masking a moon.  I then stamped the sleigh in Versamark, before embossing with black glossy embossing powder.  I added lots of white gel pen dots to create the snow, after first sprinkling water over the Distress Ink background.

I'm afraid I can't remember where the sentiment is from, but I thought it was just right to finish off this quickie.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely fellow teamies have come up with, and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to join in the fun there and share your creations - we love to see them!

Thursday 22 November 2018

Season to Sparkle

Hi There Lovelies...

Today my card is celebrating the new November release at All Dressed Up.  I'm using 'Season to Sparkle' - which is perfect for any big occasion - and obviously is right up my street as it lends itself so beautifully to pink!

I went for more muted pinks this time - rather than strong pinks - as I wanted to create a delicate image (so as not to break her cocktail glass of course!).

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle (altered to make longer)
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Pinks - RV00/91/93/95
Glass - B60
Shading - N0/1/3
Glitter and Sparkly Gems

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see what my lovely teamies have come up with to inspire.  We'd also love you to share what you make with All Dressed Up images - and of course, you can enter the current challenge too!

Big Hugs

Sunday 18 November 2018

Fa La La...!


Hi Peeps...

I'm back today with a couple of CAS cards...  hopefully elegant in their style!

I used some Christmas Accents (mistletoe and holly) from the Digi Stamp Boutique - which has now sadly closed.  I coloured them with Copics and fussy cut them ready to add to my cards.

I then used an embossing folder for the main section, and mounted that onto gold mirri card with a border just showing.  The Fa La La word die is from Stamping Bella, and the Merry Christmas die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Two more in my ready to send pile!

I need to be prepared this year, as I have to go into hospital in a week or so to have a hysterectomy.  So, I'm a bit scared at the moment, and am trying to use my card-making as a distraction. I am told that I'll need to rest throughout December - they say 6 weeks recovery..  so I'm currently training my lovely man in the finer points of housework!

Big hugs

Friday 16 November 2018



Hi Peeps...

OK.... yes it's pink!!!  Today's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella has us Babes using Edna...   she has such SASS!  Of course, she had to be pink....... and of course, she had to have lots of bling!!

I used one of the fabulous word dies from Stamping Bella too - a perfect kiss from this gorgeous girl!

I created the background using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, sponged onto watercolour card... then sprayed with water to give the textured effect.  Then I diecut the frame, backed with the acetate, then using double sided foam tape (cut thin!), mounted it onto my background (after adding the sequins of course).

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Meet Edna (cut it out die also available)
Frame Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Frame
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV55/66/17/19
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E21/23/25/27/29
Wings - V000/01
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Friday 9 November 2018

The Penguin and The Marshmallows


Hi Peeps..

Just a quick post from me today..  I'm just here to share my Bellarific Friday card - I chose to use one of my favourite images - this is The Penguin and The Marshmallow...  I could just eat a fluffy pink marshmallow right now!

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Fa La La, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/93/95
Yellows - Y37/38 YR04
Purples - BV04/17/29
Mug - B60/63
Shading - B60, N0/1

Hope you'll pop over to the blog to see what my wonderful Bella Babe teamies have come up with to inspire... and also make sure you join in the fun with the Sistahood at our Facebook page.

Have a good weekend...

Big hugs

Friday 2 November 2018

Edna Loves the Ocean!

Hi Peeps..

Well I know it's not quite the time of year here in the UK for this type of card..... but hey.... Edna does what Edna WANTS to do!  She's strutting her stuff here for our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, where she's our Stamp of the Month for the whole of November...... you can get her with 25% discount!!  (but shhhhh - Edna gets a bit touchy if anyone says she's cheap!!)

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Anna Marie Design Dotty Pink
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Hat - E30/31/33/35
Swimming Outfit - R81/83/85/89 RV10
Wings - RV10 V000
Sunnies - T5/7/9
Grounding - E33/35
Shading - B0000/000/01
Glossy Accents for Glasses

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire.  Make sure also to check out the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page to join in the fun!

Have a lovely weekend all...


Thursday 1 November 2018

Little Christmas Girl

Hi Peeps...

Today my card is for the fabulous new challenge at All Dressed Up... our theme is


This little cutie is one of my favourite All Dressed Up images - she's one of the 3 Little Christmas Girls.  And as you know how much I love pink, I decided to go for a pink Christmas card.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Poppy Stamps Merry Christmas
Die - Mama Elephant Framed Tags
Background Stamp - MFT Christmas Background
(blended with Distress Oxides then stamped and heat embossed in white)
Colouring - Copics
Dress, Hat and Boots - R81/83/85/89
Skin - usual colour combo
Hair - E23
Sequins for shaker element
Glitter for Hat and Dress

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to join in the fun!

Big hugs